___ Liberated Medallion Quilts...........Published by AQS 2012
This book includes quilts in a wide variety of styles, starting out with Martha Washington's medallion quilts and moving along to the "modern" quilts. I think there's something for everyone. There are 7 "how-to" projects written especially for liberated quilters (and those who are thinking about becoming liberated).
This book has 112 pages of fun reading, plus 62 stunning Liberated Medallion quilts. It is packaged in an 8 1/2" x 11" format.
---U.S. $25.00 plus 3.00 shipping and handling
___ 37 Sketches........... Published by Six Mile Creek Press, Ithaca, NY 2011
37 Sketches is both an artfully designed and beautifully made book. It shows my new work built on the idea of exploring the elements of design by constructing small studies, which I quickly began to think of as sketches. I began to see these sketches in much the same way as a painter does in using sketches to explore technique and to work out color and composition ideas. These pieces are abstract compositions, worked primarily in solids. Constructing these 37 sketches provided me with a valuable and expedient way to explore new technique, color, and composition. I explain my process for making these small studies using my liberated, improvisational methods, of which many of you are very familiar, and discuss how the experience of making this series of sketches was like taking a crash course in design.
Pat Holly had this to say about 37 Sketches: "I am so excited about this book! You did a great job in the text also-you explained your process very clearly and simply. This is not easy to do! Good job!"
The page layouts are done in such an artful way that the text on the left page and the quilt on the right interact in a supportive way, as you can see in the two sample page spreads shown here. Patricia Ensey expressed it well by saying "The layout of the pages added greatly to the text, tying it to the art."
37 Sketches is off to New Zealand: I will be teaching at the National Quilt Symposium in Taupo, New Zealand in 2013 and have been invited to present a one-woman, month-long exhibit of the work shown in 37 Sketches at the Taupo Museum during July.
This book is beautifully crafted in the classical style and with attention to every detail. 37 Sketches is published in a first edition of 2,000 copies. The 96 page hardcover book has a Smyth sewn binding, is printed on 120 lb Gallerie Art Silk, and includes 37 color plates and additional illustrations of quilt details. The book is published by award winning Six Mile Creek Press, Ithaca, NY; printed in the United States by Capital Offset, Inc., Concord, NH; and bound by Acme Bookbinding, Charlestown, MA.
---U.S. $29.95 plus 3.99 shipping and handling. Total: $33.94
___ Liberated Quiltmaking II........... Published by AQS, 2010
---US$29.00 plus $3.00 postage
___ Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again........... Published by Sterling, 2009
---US$25.00* plus $5.00 postage
___ Mary Schafer; American Quilt Maker
Marston,The University of Michigan Press, 2004
(Awarded a 2005 Notable Book Award by the Michigan Library Association)
Here is what the University of Michigan Press says about it:
"Mary Schafer; American Quilt Maker is a must-have book for anyone passionate about American Quilting."
The book has 216 pages, 11 patterns and 120 photographs.
---Soft Cover: $25.00* plus $5.00 postage
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